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Thursday, April 22, 2010Hope for Single Moms Host(s): Char Binkley
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When Carol Floch realized her marriage was ending and she'd soon be joining the ranks of moms raising their children alone, she was shattered. But that's not the end of the story! God's Spirit spoke into her grief, regret and fear through Psalm 84 saying, "Build your nest near My altar, and I will be your children's source of security, protection, provision and blessing." Carol tells her story during Thursday's Mid-Morning and gives you insights on how to build your family's nest in the protective shadow of God's presence. ("The Single Mom's Devotional", Regal, ISBN# 978-08307-5161-7)
 
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010Digging Deeper Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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The bestselling book, "Same Kind of Different as Me" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0849919107) tells a remarkable story of how one woman's love brought two unlikely men together as friends - Ron, a wealthy fine-art dealer, and Denver Moore, an illiterate homeless African American. Join the Digging Deeper Panel as they share the impact this redemptive story is having in their own lives.
 
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dr. Mitchell Kruse has finally done it: written a book that covers his personal restoration story and the journey everyone must take to in order to be made whole. Join Mitch as he travels through his book "Restoration Road" (Credo, ISBN # 1-935391-31-9), a journey that God can use to restore you to the authentic design He intended.
 
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Monday, April 19, 2010Take a Vacation without Breaking the Bank Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Trying to figure out how you can afford a vacation this summer? Let Michele Zavatsky, the Family Travel Mom, help. The author of the Kids Love Travel series offers ten tips for planning a trip on a tight budget, tips that can save you hundreds of dollars. The mom of two also recommends places to visit in the tri-state area as well as Florida and Virginia that the whole family-including mom and dad-will enjoy.
 
Friday, April 16, 2010Open Phones Host(s): Char Binkley

Winter is gone, spring is here and soon the summer sun will shine. What makes you feel excited when you think of summer coming? Maybe you can hardly wait to plant those beautiful flowers, perhaps you enjoy getting the vegetable garden ready, or you're taking a long-awaited trip, or expecting a new baby! Whatever your reason for anticipating summer, Char wants to know. She opens phone lines during Friday's Mid-Morning so you can share why you're looking forward to summer.
 
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Thursday, April 15, 2010The Narcissism Epidemic Host(s): Char Binkley
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Narcissism, defined as a very positive and inflated view of the self, is on the rise in our culture. Frequently we encounter the real costs of narcissism as we attempt to relate to those in our families, the workplace and even in friendships. Nationally recognized expert on narcissism, Dr. Keith Campbell, joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to shed light on the consequences of this growing epidemic and gives a prescription to combat the widespread problems caused by it.
 
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley
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There are 1.1 billion people in the world who lack access to safe drinking water. A LifeStraw can change that. On today's "Spots and Spotlights," Peter Cleary explains how this $3.00 invention can provide pure water for a year! The Orchard Gallery's Sue Davis discusses the local shop that features local artisans. And Christina Selter, founder of Bark Buckle Up, tells why restraining your dog when it rides in your car keeps Fido- and you-safe.
 
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010Do Something Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The world needs you. It's broken," says Miles McPherson, author of "Do Something: Make Your Life Count" (Baker, ISBN #0-8010-1332-4). The pastor of San Diego's 12,000-member The Rock Church shares with the "Mid-Morning" listeners the same urgent message that has made The Rock Church a healing force in its neighborhood filled with drug houses and porn shops. Discover what you were uniquely created to do---become Jesus' hands and feet on earth-and follow His lead, strengthened by His Spirit, to change the world!
 
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Monday, April 12, 2010Breaking Free from Sexual Addiction Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The recent Tiger Woods and Jesse James sex scandals underscore how sin has broken everything about us as humans-including our sexuality. How can anyone with a sexual addiction break free and experience true wholeness? Dr. Harry Schaumburg says the way is hard, but if you're ready to pursue sexual and relational healing wholeheartedly, under God's direction, sexual redemption can happen. The author of "Undefiled" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-6069-1) explains how on today's "Mid-Morning."
 
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Friday, April 09, 2010Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Find out which of our Day of Encouragement with Liz Curtis Higgs contest entries was chosen to win a copy of Liz's new book, "Here Burns My Candle." Lynne reads the winning entry at the start of today's "Author! Author" that includes Lisa Bergren ("Breathe," Cook, ISBN # 1-4347-6708-0), Murray Pura ("Streams," Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-31837-8), Holly Gerth ("Rain on Me," Summerside, ISBN # 1-934770-49-8), and Jennifer Valent ("Cottonwood Whispers," Tyndale, ISBN # 1-4143-3326-7).
 
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Thursday, April 08, 2010Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley
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Gloria Gaither joins Char for another Readings and Conversations Mid-Morning. This time Char and Gloria discuss Kent Annan's book, "Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle: Living Fully, Loving Dangerously" (IVP, ISBN# 978-0-8308-3730-4). It's the story of Kent leaving behind his comfortable life to face a world where people wear his cast-off clothing and survival is an open question. Find out Char and Gloria's response to Kent's journey of obedience.
 
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010The Marriage Project Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley
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What would it look like if you put your marriage on "project status" for 21 days? Plenty of books describe how to improve a marriage, how to save a marriage, and how to ramp up the intimacy in a marriage. Kathi Lipp, author of "The Marriage Project" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2528-0), shows you how to put the fun back in marriage with 21 simple yet effective projects. The phone lines will also be open for you to share things you and your spouse do to have fun, stay connected, and enjoy each other.
 
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Generally, know-it-alls get on our nerves, except when it's nutrition expert Dr. Ann Kulze! The nutrition and wellness expert explains how nasty chemicals called obesogens sabotage weight loss, and why adding cilantro to a dish does more than simply improve flavor. Got a nutrition question? Call in and ask Dr. Ann.
 
Monday, April 05, 2010The Jekyll and Hyde Rollercoaster Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Just because your husband or boyfriend isn't hitting you doesn't mean you aren't in an abusive relationship. Dr. David Hawkins describes the traits of an emotionally abusive relationship that includes what he calls the Jekyll and Hyde rollercoaster: niceness one day and mean-spirited sarcasm the next. Learn what steps to take if you're in a controlling, emotionally abusive relationship, actions that can help you regain your sense of integrity.
 
Friday, April 02, 2010Windows on Easter Host(s): Char Binkley

Bill Crowder, author of "Windows on Easter" (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-57293-367-5), invites us to enter into the events that altered the world forever through the eyes of some people who were there such as Judas Iscariot and the centurion. Look through the "windows" of these Biblical people as Bill shows us the death and resurrection of Christ from a fresh perspective and gain a renewed desire to know the One who loved us and gave Himself for us.
 
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Thursday, April 01, 2010Unwanted Pregnancies Host(s): Char Binkley
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A Hope Center and Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio both exist to provide hope and healing to women facing unexpected and unwanted pregnancies. On today's Mid-Morning, staff from both ministries share how they shed new light on tough situations offering grace to those struggling with post-abortion guilt while offering hope and help to women who choose life.
 
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010The House That Cleans Itself Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley
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Are you looking for new ways to make housework easier? Mindy Starns Clark says by adapting your house to fit your family's behavior, you can actually create a "House That Cleans Itself" (Harvest House, ISBN# 9780736918800)! Mindy gives a step-by-step plan for keeping your house twice as clean in half the time during today's Mid-Morning. Find out how a stepladder, a camera, and a stopwatch will help you get started!
 
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010Help for Headaches Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Migraines. Exertion headaches. Tension headaches. Cluster headaches. Caffeine-withdrawal headaches. They all involve head pain but have different causes. Get a crash course on headaches, their causes and effective treatments from headache expert Dr. Christina Peterson, founder of the Oregon Headache Clinic.
 
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Monday, March 29, 2010Dr. Mitchell Kruse Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Have your self-restoration attempts left you feeling dissatisfied and unrestored? Unfortunately, most of us turn to ourselves for restoration, attempting to fix our shortcomings on the outside under the guise that it will change us on the inside. As we anticipate Easter, the ultimate restoration, Dr. Mitchell Kruse explains the futility of trying to fix ourselves and examines the three steps that to lead to true restoration.
 
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Friday, March 26, 2010"My Bangs Look Good & Other Lies I Tell Myself" Host(s): Char Binkley
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I need to be good so God will love me. God is disappointed in me. God doesn't hear me. If you've ever caught yourself making these statements, it's time to discover the truth of who God is and the real truth about you. Susanna Foth Aughtmon, author of "My Bangs Look Good & Other Lies I Tell Myself" (Revell, ISBN# 978-0-8007-3418-3) joins Char during today's Mid-Morning to reveal the honest truth about lies we believe. She invites us to embrace truth - our one-way ticket to healing, remedy and freedom.
 
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Thursday, March 25, 2010Gizmos, Gadgets, and Glamour Host(s): Char Binkley

The world is filled with stuff to lure our dollars away from us, but sometimes we find just the gizmo, gadget or product to make us gorgeous or simply to make life a little easier, and now we don't know what we'd do without them. Char shares a few such items she's found in recent months and then opens phones for your best gizmos, gadgets and glamour ideas..
 
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010Advice to Your Younger Self Host(s): Char Binkley
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If you could travel back in time and offer one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be? Risk more? Relax and enjoy each day? Learn more about your parents? Char Binkley, Lynne Ford and several of the WBCL staff share what they would tell their younger selves, and then open the phone lines for you to do the same.
 
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

Liz Curtis Higgs' much-anticipated novel "Here Burns My Candle" (Waterbrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7001-5) is out-and she can't wait to tell you about it on today's "Author! Author!" Joan Webb explains why her devotional, "It's a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4801-3) is the antidote for anyone driven to do everything right. Starr Meade ("Mighty Acts of God," Crossway, ISBN # 1-4335-0604-8), Leigh McElroy ("Treasured," Waterbrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7481-5), and Beth Patillo ("The Sweetgum Ladies: Knit for Love," Waterbrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7395-5) round out the hour.
 
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Monday, March 22, 2010Touched by a Vampire Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Edward and Bella's forbidden love in the Twilight Saga has captured the hearts and imaginations of teenage girls and even adult women. The popularity of the books begs the question, Can vampires teach us about God's plan for love? Beth Felker Jones, author of "Touched by a Vampire" (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-278-1), investigates the themes of the Twilight Saga from a biblical perspective to find the answer.
 
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Friday, March 19, 2010Facing Anxiety Host(s): Char Binkley
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Understanding anxiety is the first step to getting your life back. A panel of counselors including Dr. Greg Sowels, Dr. Jerry Davis, and Christina Stapleton join Char on today's "Mid-Morning" to address your anxiety questions. Whether you or someone you know struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder , panic disorder or another form of anxiety, our panel has practical advice for you. Learn why anxiety disorders are on the rise, what the most effective treatments are, and how you can support a friend or loved one currently suffering from anxiety.
 
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